Printer Friendly

OU receives major gift.

Byline: Journal Record Staff

NORMAN University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced a leadership gift to the university from Sharen Jester Turney and her husband, Charles A. Turney, in support of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. In appreciation of this gift, the OU Board of Regents approved Boren's recommendation to name the Collings Hall courtyard in honor of Sharen Jester Turney as a tribute to her success as a businesswoman and her commitment to empowering others through extensive philanthropic efforts. Through their generous gift, the Turneys are making a difference in the lives of countless young people who will be educated by the teachers trained at OU, Boren wrote in a prepared statement. The leadership gift further contributes to the Sharen Jester Turney Education Endowed Scholarship, established to support students pursuing a career in education by providing resources necessary to achieve their goals and complete their degree through access to need-based scholarship support. The gift also supports the Debt-Free Teachers Program, providing graduates of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education who remain in the state of Oklahoma with student loan forgiveness each year they teach in-state, up to four years. Turney spent 16 years with Victoria's Secret. She first joined the company as president and CEO of Victoria's Secret Direct. Turney spent years as president and CEO of Victoria's Secret. Turney graduated from OU with her bachelor's degree in business education. In 2015, Turney was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Currently, Turney serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital; is a member of the board of directors for M/I Homes Inc.; and serves on the Jay H. Baker Retailing Initiative advisory board at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Copyright © 2018 BridgeTower Media. All Rights Reserved.

COPYRIGHT 2018 Dolan Media
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2018 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)
Date:Mar 8, 2018
Previous Article:OKC apartment complex sells for $2.2M.
Next Article:Express names Franchisee of Year.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters